Yes, it is sad to see the entanglements of Church and State that may be found in European countries, where the state governments in centuries past had taken upon themselves to administer church tithes and the church meddles in government affairs. We never had this type of tithing law here in the United States. There are two sides to the tax coin. Jesus said, Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's. We must pay property taxes, gas taxes, income taxes, and more taxes to the government for the operations of the state. But when it comes to the church tithes and offerings for the operations of ministry, you are highly encouraged to give to church and charity. You might even get a tax deduction, and also a blessing, for doing that. But it is the church's job to instruct in regards to the tithe, not really the government. So if you look at it that way, yes there is a separation of sorts between church and state here in America. I know, it is complicated.
But anyway we never got our money from Spain so there is nothing that I would need to discuss with them.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Yes, I am getting very tired of all these back-cracking jokes. Just because my cousin David once cracked my back, that does not give everyone else license to do the same. That was a whole different story of ancient times. I don't have license to do back-cracking therapy so I restrain myself from saying more about that.
Friday, August 18, 2017
I do remember in high school, that Sharon Turner was talking about her secretarial work for John Bueno, and how impressed she is with how he never makes a mistake, and his wording in the letters she types for him is always so perfect. So that was her opinion. I really wouldn't be able to comment on that. I wasn't paying attention to that.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Needless to say, I can see that you have mistaken me for Patty or Kathy, the two main fans of the Persian connection. I really don't know anything about that. I wasn't paying attention to that. We had both Sol and Luna in our high school class, but whatever. There was no time for that in high school. I did not pause to quiz people on the meanings of their surnames and their deeper ancestral ties, although maybe I did overhear some of Kathy's chatter. She chatters continually about nothing much. But there is not really any reason to care about what those chatterboxes are actually saying. I am trying to use study hall to do my homework.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
During high school study Kathy sits over there chatting with her best buddy Patty Cruz, talking about her Persian roots, or how she is so dark her ancestors probably came to Sicily from Africa during the Middle Ages, or something to that effect. Apparently it is easy for these Italians to get in thick with the local natives due to their common heritage.
It is confusing how during World War II the Italians under Benito Mussolini were closely allied with the Nazis, constituting the Axis powers. Now in these present times we see these dark brown Italian people closely allying themselves with black people, because Kathy certainly is so dark-tanned as to almost pass for black, at the expense of white people and/or Nazis. So if I am white skinned, does that make me a neo-Nazi as opposed to a Fascist? No, I don't think so. It is not so much a matter of anything I did but actually a matter of them wanting to obfuscate and reconfigure the political map for their own personal reasons.